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Vitamine E (Tocopherol) > pour compléments alimentaires

BTC offers you a wide range and different forms of vitamin E for various dietary supplement applications. In addition to being used as an active ingredient, it can also be used as an antioxidant. With our technical expertise we can support you to find the right grade for your application.

Physiological importance

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin vital for normal immune system functions. Vitamin E-rich foods typically have high fat content and can be found in seeds, grains and plant oils. In modern diets, the consumption of vitamin E from food sources is generally low and a large part of the global population has vitamin E blood levels below the desirable status. As an antioxidant, it helps protect against cell damage and helps maintain cellular functions. Vitamin E also plays an important role across life stages including pre-term infants, pregnant women, children and elderly persons to lead healthy lifestyles.

Properties of vitamin E (Tocopherol)

  • available as tocopherols and acetates  
  • powder and oily forms 
  • excellent quality and outstanding flowability
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin E (Tocopherol)

In dietary supplements Vitamin E is used as an active ingredient, especially in preparations containing fat (ointments, creams and oils). BTC also offers grades, which  are more suitable for the direct compression of chewable tablets, sugar- and film-coated tablets, as well as hard gelatine capsules. DL-alpha-Tocopherol (E 307) can be used as an antioxidant in dietary supplements.

Besides dietary supplements vitamin E is also used for food fortification.

Further specialty chemicals for dietary supplements

About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry. 

Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.